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Creamy Harissa Pasta – Healthyish Foods

Creamy Harissa Pasta

Looking for a quick dinner recipe? Try my creamy harissa pasta recipe. Loaded with flavor, easy to make and incredibly tasty.
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  • 8 ounces linguini pasta, cooked al dente


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup shallots, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup reserved pasta water
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, left whole
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers, I used baby bell peppers and sliced them into rounds.
  • 1.5 tablespoons Kartago harissa
  • ½ teaspoon salt, for seasining the sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup coconut cream, be sure to shake the can first
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons basil, fresh chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped small, as garnish


  • pasta pot
  • saute pan
  • colander


  • Boil a pot of water and cook your pasta according to the package. Al dente preferred. Reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water for the sauce.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain off the water using a colander and drizzle it with olive oil so it doesn’t stick together. Set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan, add the olive oil, shallots, and minced garlic. Let everything simmer over medium-heat until the shallots are translucent and begin to brown.
  • Next, deglaze the pan with the reserved pasta water. Be sure to scrape up any crispy pieces from the pan.
    Add the sliced red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper. Simmer over medium heat.
    Once the tomatoes begin to blister, add 1 can of coconut cream, harissa, parmesan cheese, lemon juice and fresh chopped basil. Stir until well combined.
  • Simmer for 5-10 minutes over low heat.
  • Once the sauce is well combined, add the cooked pasta. Stir until the pasta is well coated in the creamy sauce.
  • Top with some fresh chives and serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 572kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 585mg, Potassium: 674mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1700IU, Vitamin C: 68mg, Calcium: 195mg, Iron: 3mg